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Updated 20 Nov 2014
Updated 20 Nov 2014
163 Interview Reviews

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    Future Leaders Program - Sales & Marketing FT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    The application is online and there's an essay portion to it.

    They started off with a phone interview which was about 45 minutes long and super in-depth. It was all behavioral questions and they force you to use the STAR method so if you start and don't use it, they'll stop you and make you start again. At the end of that phone call, they'll tell you whether not they want you to move on to their assessment center.

    In the assessment center, you get a case study which you read overnight then you use the same information for your super day. There's 2 group projects, a presentation, a role playing scenario and finally a one-on-one interview. They'll tell you usually within a day if you got the offer or not.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Safety Assessment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After two weeks, I received an email for a phone interview scheduled for the same day in the afternoon. The interview involves going through the job description and the expectation required of intern. Then specific questions were asked regarding my past experience working with animals especially rodents. There questions that try to know whether I am an animal activist and whether I will comfortable working with animals. Expecting to hear back from them

    Interview Questions
    • What motivated you to apply to this program/department?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. No relocation and transportation subsidies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through the university for the position online, attended a brief presentation also on the project. Had an interview at GSK, was given 4 days to prepare a presentation on the topic and had to resent before the interview. Panel of three people, quite abrupt and unfriendly but purposely done in this manner

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Future Leaders Program - Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    I applied online after speaking with a representative at a career fair. After one phone interview I was invited for the final round. The final round consisted of a day and a half of interviewing and assessments.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Computational Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews consisting of behavioral questions and past research projects, and one on site interview consisting of talk with in person interviews all day. Most interviewers were very nice / laid back and seemed like softball questions but then others seemed interested in playing a good cop / bad cop routine.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions went the full way from some more algorithmic descriptions to biological questions about study design. The length of the process and diversity of the questions rather than any specific question was a bit tiring for me but it was also the first time in my life I did it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Very last minute phone interview request; interviewer requested a very rigid STAR method for interview. Followed by onsite interview for two days while interviewers observe how each candidate work in a team environment. I would have preferred the interview process to be explained sooner and did not have to schedule multiple interviews last minute.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had to be firm in your belief.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Global Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Resume Review followed by interviews (1-2) optional group interview. This depends on the job being applied for and the country also. Sometimes a final interview may be needed with the hiring managers line manager also but this is for director level and above roles only.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Submission Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Interview Details

    Both phone interview and on-site interview asked about behavioural questions. The interviewers seemed to be friendly, but it was very difficult to tell whether they were satisfied by your answers.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked you to complete a sentence: I got in trouble when…...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Future Leader Graduate Programmer - Communications and Gov Affairs Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application form and verbal/numerical reasoning tests, online interview. This interview is done at home and is like Skype but with no real person on the other end. You are given questions to answer, a little time to prepare and then a couple of minutes to answer. I was asked 6 STAR-type questions and then 2 extra 2 minute time slots to add any further comments you may have.

    Interview Questions
    • Things like 'Give an example of when you showed leadership in a team situation'   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    EHS Compliance Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aiken, SC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aiken, SC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at GlaxoSmithKline in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online 8/2014 and was contacted for a phone screen with HR about 2 months later. About 2.5 weeks after the initial screening I had a Skype interview with 3 people from the safety department. I was offered and accepted the job a couple of days later. Everyone was pleasant and professional to interview with. I haven't interviewed via Skype much, but there is a lot of great info on the web about how to prepare for this type of interview. It was a little uncomfortable to accept a position without seeing the facility and meeting the people I will work with in person, but I'm not local to the plant.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really anything too unexpected. Skype interview consisted of behavioral questions and expertise questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was good so no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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